• Staff

  • Ali Rauch, President & CEO

    Ali brings an infectious positive attitude and a passion for supporting local businesses to her position as President & CEO of the Opelika Chamber.   Most  recently she served seven years as the Director of Marketing for Chicken Salad Chick's Corporate Office, where she helped to grow the brand from its infancy of just three locations, to over 150 locations! A  graduate of Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, Illinois, Ali earned a Bachelor of Science in Speech Communication. She also holds an Associate of Science degree in Communication from Lake Land College, in Mattoon, Illinois.  Ali has served as a board member on the Chamber's 20 Under 40 program and on the Chamber's Women's Business Council committee. She is a proud member of Leadership Lee County, Class of 2014-2015 and was named to Fast Casual Magazine’s Top 27 Women in the Lead in 2019.

    Email: ali@opelikachamber.com

  • Dinah Motley, Marketing & Communications Director, IOM

    Marketing & Communications Director, Dinah Motley, has over 30 years in marketing, public relations and sales. Owning a small home business for over 17 years gave her a wealth of knowledge and experience of how a small business works.  She is in her 12th year at the Chamber.  Her responsibilities include all publications, newsletters, ads and the website for the Chamber.  She also directs several programs such as the Lee County Young Leaders, the Career Tech Fair and the Health Science program.

  • Jill Robinson, Membership Director

    Jill is a native of Opelika and has more than 20 years of sales, management, public relations and marketing experience. Serving as Membership Director with the Opelika Chamber for
    14 years, her responsibilities in all matters pertaining to membership in the Chamber including recruitment, retention, benefits and programming. She coordinates the Ambassador program, the Annual Member Golf Tournament, and the Total Resource Campaign, as well as assist with other Chamber events. She is a Leadership Lee County alumna. Jill is a graduate of Huntingdon College.
    Email: jrobinson@opelikachamber.com

  • Vivian Anthony, Office Manager

    Vivian Anthony grew up in Opelika, married a retired Air Force Master Sergeant and lived in
    several areas of the United States before returning to Opelika in 2005. Serving as an
    Administrative Assistant / Office Manager for the last 15 years, Vivian welcomes everyone
    when they walk through the front door. Front office responsibilities include greeting and
    directing visitors and working alongside the Chamber President in a wide range of
    secretarial and office support functions including information processing,
    telecommunications, bids and proposals, accounting, reports and correspondence. She is
    also the director of the Opelika Christmas Parade and assists in all Chamber events.

  • Mackenzie Poole, Programs & Events Manager

    Mackenzie received her Bachelor’s in Hospitality Management from Troy University and is
    a native of Roswell, Georgia. Before moving to Opelika, she worked for the City of Troy and
    assisted with community events and special projects in Troy, Alabama. Mackenzie also
    worked for Troy University’s Student Involvement Office as the Graduate Assistant. She
    just completed her Master’s in Public Administration with a focus in Non-Profit
    Management from Troy University. Mackenzie coordinates all events and programs for the
    Opelika Chamber. She is responsible for planning monthly networking events such as
    Business After Hours, Business Over Breakfast, and Connections, as well as annual events
    such as the Opelika Chamber’s Annual Meeting, Member Golf Tournament, State of the
    City, and more. In her free time, Mackenzie enjoys watching sports, good food, traveling,
    and spending time with friends and family.

    Email:  mackenzie@opelikachamber.com


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